You may or may not have heard that I have a new book coming out later this year from Mercer University Press: BURDY.
It is the sequel to MOTHER OF RAIN.
You definitely will want to read MOTHER OF RAIN before reading BURDY.
There will be more news about all this later.
You may also have heard that a new store has opened up in my hometown of Columbus, Georgia.
You can like them on Facebook by clicking this link.
I know the folks who own and run Fiddleheads and you might know at least one of them if you followed along on my last book tour. Michael Ross Harper, or Ross to those of us charmed by him, hosted a book event at his sweet store in Pine Mountain.
My dear friend David Toney came out and played the guitar. A lot of people turned out to buy books. We had a wonderful time. It was so much fun, wasn’t it?
Well, Ross and two really wonderful women now have this fabulous new shop – and yes, please do go visit Fiddleheads when you get a chance.
I met Ross shortly before going to Europe in 2013. Ross studied languages at Auburn University. He lived and worked in France after graduation, and had only recently returned to Georgia when we met. So he was a wealth of information for me, providing me with the names of places to visit, where to spend the night, what towns I must, must visit.
Ross was so helpful that many of his suggestions appear prominently in BURDY.
And in anticipation of the forthcoming novel, I am hosting a giveaway on this blog once a month between now and the book’s release. Every month, Ross will choose a very special gift from FIDDLEHEADS and mail it out to the lucky person.
So what do you need to do to win?
Just leave a comment below. I’ll enter all your names and draw out one lucky soul. Then Ross will pick out something fabulous from the store for you. That’s easy enough, huh?
If you have visited France, feel free to share one of your own favorite memories in your comment below. You all know how I love a good story!